SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION – Management Rights
Single Topic for Decision 2057E
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1000.02085 – Management Rights
The assignment of work is a nonnegotiable management prerogative if the newly assigned work is reasonably related to existing duties performed by employees. If the changes are reasonably comprehended within the existing job duties, an assignment of such duties, even if never performed before, is not a violation. Charge failed to allege what teachers’ duties were before principal issued memorandum setting forth expectations concerning written lesson plans, student progress reports, a classroom newspaper, reporting of student absences, the teaching or celebrating of American cultural mores, and grade-level team accountability, and therefore failed to establish that newly assigned duties fell within the scope of representation because they were not reasonably comprehended within the teachers’ existing duties.